New Raman Reti

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Sri Sri Radha Syamasundara
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Alachua Temple is now on Facebook. Click this link to see.
Govinda's Gifts Shop
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS? Govinda's Gifts has everything for your Krishna conscious lifestyle.
  • Memoirs and Biographies by Srila Prabhupada's disciples
  • CDs for all musical tastes
  • Childrens Books galore, in English and in Hindi
  • Luxury cashmere shawls, organic cotton scarves, adorable children's clothing
  • Big variety of Kurtas
  • Men's wool chaddars
  • Silver and gemstone earrings
  • Hand carved Mayapur tulasi and silver necklaces
  • Many items under $10
Open Sunday from 4pm -8pm, Daily by appointment. As always, thank you for supporting the Deity seva in New Raman Reti by shopping at Govinda's Gifts.
Our Store hours are Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and evenings by appointment by calling the Temple Office at 386-462-2017.
Feast Sponsors
We would like to thank the devotees for kindly sponsoring the Sunday Feast throughout the year. Feast sponsorships are available for May and June, 2017. This is a wonderful and auspicious way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, births, and departed loved ones, and get the blessings of Krishna and His devotees. Please call the Temple Office at 386-462-2017 if you are interested or click this link.
  • May 7, 2017- Kalia Sadasivan
  • May 14, 2017- Kadambakanana das & Hemanga Gopi devi dasi in honor of Gauri Hari's birthday
  • May 21, 2017- Sukriti: in honor of his brother, Siddhartha on his birthday
  • May 28, 2017- Aasrith Ganti
  • June 4 , 2017- Ravi & Vinal Madhugundu
  • June 11, 2017- Manian Bala
Guest Accomodations at Temple
Burfi Now you can spend a weekend or longer experiencing the peaceful spiritual life of our Hare Krishna farm community. We currently have one guest house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. The charge for the guest house is $120 per night. Individual rooms may also be rented, depending on the number in your party. The master bedroom with attached bath is $65/night, the single room is $45/night and the bunk room is $49/night. Breakfast and lunch are served at the Temple at 9:00 am & 12:30 pm, which are available to you if you are here at those times. Please note that check-in is between 3-8 pm and check/-out is by 11 am. For reservations please call 386-462-2017 or E-mail: to check availability.
Morning Sweets
The morning sweets from our Deities can now be sponsored for a donation of $51.00. This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one or an event.  Please contact the Temple office at 386-462-2017, or see Saksi Gopal das for more information. You can also sponsor online by clicking this link.
Community & Classes
TUESDAY EVENING CLASS Interactive discussion every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room. New topic will start this week the 4th of April: systematic study of Srila Prabhupada's Caitanya Caritamrita, focusing on his key points from each purports in each chapter. Please come and hear the class live in the temple room, or online at Facilitators: Prana Govinda das and Hari Parayana das. If you cannot attend, text your questions/thoughts/comments throughout class to 352 222 9696 .
FRIDAY NIGHT BHAJANS every Friday, 7:00 p.m. in the Temple room.
Anyone living alone who would like a daily check in by phone. Bhaktin Julia will call you each morning between 8 am and 10 am, and see how you are, if you have any needs today or this week. She can refer you on if you do have particular needs. Please call or E-mail the Temple office to get on the phone list: 386-462-2017 or
Here is a link for a COMPLETE LIST OF CLASSES available in the community.
New Family Room/Nursery at the Temple (previously the old gift shop) is now open. This space is a heated and cooled space for parents to take care of their babies and young children while listening to the Temple program via radio. Current open hours are festival evening programs and Sunday feasts when the gift shop is open. Additionally, a coded lockbox with a key inside is now installed on the building so parents can access this space during the daily morning program and festival morning programs.
NEW DAYS! Community Unity Food Pantry Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. you can stop buy and pick up foods to supplement your own family's pantry. And if you can't drive for any reason, they can deliver to you. Contact 386-222-2912 for more information. Go to to find out more.
HEART TO HEART: To stay informed about the health and well being of our community members, please let us know if you or someone you know is dealing with serious illness, hospitalization, surgeries, or other problems. Please call the Temple office at 386-462-2017 weekdays between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. At all other times you can leave a message.
Mental Illness
In case of a mental illness emergency, follow this protocol.
Congratulations to Vishnupriya Edwards and Ranganayaki Mayshark who recently graduated from Santa Fe College with their AA in General Studies.

Other Website Links
Cow Protection
Krishna and the Cows
Learn about our Cow Protection Program at our Face Book Page or our Web Site. Learn about our Retired Cow Program at Save the Cow website. Remember, you can't have cow protection without a retired cow program. That's what it's all about!

Srila Prabhupada
ISKCON Founder-Acarya: His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
17306 NW 112th Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
Phone: 386-462-2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Summer Ratha-yatra Schedule
Mark Your Calendars


  • Daytona Beach - May 28, 2017
  • Jacksonville Beach - August 19, 2017
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Daytona Ratha-yatra
THIS Sunday, May 28, 2017
Daytona Ratha
Transportation: Four- 12 seat VANS are reserved that can take 44 passengers. Cost will be $15 per passenger. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, is the last day to make payment. You can pay by PayPal by going to Ratha-yatra website: Vans will depart at 12:00 noon from the Temple and will return by 11:00 pm. For reservations, contact Radha Damodara das @ 386 853 0489. Click for details on Ratha-yatra.
Bhadra das reporting
Upcoming Guest Speakers
Classes and Bhajanas
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017 - His Holiness Subhag Swami will give Chaitanya Caritamrita class
  • Sunday Feast Lecture, May 28, 2017 - His Holiness Rtadvaja Swami
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Sankirtan Orientation Seminar
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Temple Room
SANKIRTAN ORIENTATION SEMINAR with Sri Vrindavan devi dasi. Everyone is invited to a "Sankirtan Orientation Seminar" (SOS) Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in the Temple room at 7:00 pm after arati. Sri Vrindavan prabhu just returned from Vaisesika das' super inspring SOS training in Toronto. She will share nuggets of wisdom including: the Four laws of book distribution, Organizing a Monthly Sankirtan Festival, and How to distribute a Bhagavat Gita on its own merit. We will also have a brainstorming session for organizing sankirtan in our temple. Prasadam will be served afterwards to all attendees. For more information contact
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Congratulations to New Initiates
Recent Initiations in New York City

Our congratulations go out to the new initiates:

  • Bhaktin Lauren (filmmaker helping with the new Hare Krishna movie) is now Lalita Priya devi dasi
  • Ramai Gaasbeek is now Ramai Nitai das
  • Radha Gaasbeek is now Radharani Lila devi dasi
  • Lovelesh Chowla is now Leela Kishor das
  • Ravi and Vineela from North Carolina, but members of our NRR congregation are initiated and are now Raga Sindu das and Vallabi Gopi devi dasi.

They all received their initiations into Srila Prabhupada's line and our Guru Parampara by His Holiness Radhanath Swami in New York City last weekend. We are so happy for all of you!!

Mukhya devi dasi reporting
Bhaktivedanta Academy is Seeking Qualified Candidates
Various Positions Available

Bhaktivedanta Academy is seeking qualified candidates who possess an enthusiasm for working with children in a highly collaborative teaching environment. If you are a self-starter who wants to be part of a mission-driven school that provides an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, we encourage you to apply for positions for the coming school year (Click below for job descriptions):

Interested applicants should review the job announcements linked above and may either scan and email the completed application along with current resume to or fax to 386-518-2314. Send all correspondence to the attention of Visvambhara das, Head of School.
Visvambhara das reporting
Chasing Rhinos with the Swami
New Book by Syamasundara das Just In
"In Chasing Rhinos With The Swami, Shyamasundara Das has accomplished something truly remarkable. He successfully takes his readers back in time, with descriptive language and storytelling expertise, and gives them fully the association of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. There have been other memoirs involving His Divine Grace, to be sure, but the attention to detail and visceral manifestation of time and place found in Shyamasundara's book is something new...He seems to remember it all, and he shares it with exacting specificity. He was there! And you know it by the way he writes about it. He lived it, and now, through him, you will live it too! A must read for all students of philosophy, the 60s counterculture, cosmic consciousness, eastern thought, and life itself." Satyaraja Dasa GET YOUR COPY NOW available in Govinda's Gifts or call Temple office for shipping.
Mukhya devi dasi reporting
New 2017 NRR Community Directory
Needs YOUR Photo!

Thank you to the devotees who submitted their information by email to and to those who directly communicated to either update their information or confirm that it’s already correct and complete! It’s a good start, but we need to hear from absolutely everyone in our expanding NRR community. And the younger generation is invited to be included too, if you choose.

What’s missing right now is photographs---YOUR photo! This most-appreciated section is only going to happen when YOU submit a family photo. Remember how you promised to send one? All you have to do is click on this link and send your photo: And much thanks to those devotees who already sent a photo! Looking Good!

NRR COMMUNITY DIRECTORY ADS: Mahamaya prabhu has been hard at at work putting this Directory together and devotees have expressed an interest in placing ads, so here are the rates:

  • Business card . . .$20.
  • 1/4 page . . . . . $50.
  • 1/2 page . . . . . $75.
  • Full page . . . . . $125.
  • Inside cover . . . $150. (1 left)

Our Community Directory is a great venue for finding devotees offering different services. Just send a pdf file of your ad and arrange with the Temple Office for payment before we go to print. If you have further questions, you can call Gopisvari dasi at 386-518-6293.

Mahamaya devi dasi reporting

Newsletter Staff:
Editor-in-Chief: Mukhya devi dasi
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Deity Photos: Mantrini devi dasi
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Daily Class Schedule - Week of May 23, 2017
Schedule subject to change. Click here for most updated schedule.
Srila Prabhupada
Day  Date  Speaker  Verses Festival  Sunday Feast 
Tues. 5/23 Govinda das 11.9.11  
Madan Mohana das
Tamohara das
Krishna Kesava das
HH Subhag Swami
Madhya 11.190-192
Karnapura das
HH Rtadhvaja Swami 
Nagaraja das
Shyam Kishor das
Hare Krishna Hare Ksrishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare